Karin A. Pacheco, MD, MSPH

Karin A. Pacheco
Karin A. Pacheco, MD, is an allergist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Pacheco is in the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences.
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences
Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc.
Specialties and ConditionsSpecialties & Conditions
Research AreasResearch Areas
  • Environmental and Occupational Diseases

Special Interests

Clinical Interests 

Occupational asthma and allergies. Challenge Chamber for diagnosis of Occupational Asthma.

Dr. Pacheco specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of occupational asthma and allergic disease. She performs specific occupational allergen challenges to help diagnose occupational asthma as well as specific skin and patch testing to occupational allergens.

 

Research Interests

Genetic and environmental risk factors for asthma and allergy to laboratory animals in exposed research scientists and technicians.

Education

Education
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, MSPH, Preventive Med & Biometrics, Honors Thesis
New York University School of Medicine, MD, with Honors
New York University, Premedical Studies
Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA), BA, Economics & French Literature
L'Académie (Paris), Junior Year Abroad
Residency
National Jewish Health / University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Residency, Occupational Medicine
University of Colorado Denver, Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine
Fellowship
National Jewish Health / University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Fellowship, Allergy and Immunology

Awards & Recognition

2014: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.
1991-1992: Della McShane Fellowship in Medicine (Allergy)
1990-1991: Liz Claiborne, Inc. Fellowship in Immunology NYU MD with honors in microbiology First Prize for Student Research Bertran Gesner Memorial Prize for excellence in research in immunology

Board Certification

Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine Allergy and Immunology
American Conjoint Board of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Occupational Medicine
American Board of Preventive Medicine

Professional Memberships

Fellow, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Environmental and Occupational Respiratory Disease Section
American Thoracic Society, Environmental/Occupational Health Section
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Publications

Pacheco K, Maier L, Silveira L, Goelz K, Noteware K, Luna B, and C Rose. Association of CD14 alleles with chest symptoms and lung function in laboratory animal researchers. (manuscript in preparation) Pacheco K, Maier L, Silveira L, Goelz K, Noteware K, Luna B, Murphy J, Dubois R, and C Rose. Association of TLR4 alleles with symptoms and sensitization to laboratory animals. (manuscript in revision)

Pacheco K, McCammon C, Liu AH, Thorne PS, O’Neill M, Martyny J, Newman L, and Rose CS. Characterization of endotoxin and mouse allergen exposures in mouse facilities and research laboratories. Ann Occup Hyg 2006; 50 (6): 563-572. epub April 2006.

Pacheco KA, McCammon C, Liu AH, Thorne PS, O’Neill ME, Martyny J, Newman LS, Hamman RF, and Rose CS. Airborne endotoxin predicts symptoms in nonsensitized technicians and research scientists exposed to laboratory mice. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2003; 167: 983-990.

Pacheco K, Tarkowski M, Negri J, Sterritt C, Rosenwasser L, and Borish L. The influence of diesel exhaust particles on mononuclear phagocytic cell-derived cytokines: IL-10, TGF-b and IL-1b. Clin Exp Immunol. 2001 Dec; 126(3): 374-83.

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine and Allergy/Immunology, University of Colorado Denver

Teaching & Professional Positions

“Bioaerosols in Occupational Medicine,” A Problem-Based Learning Course
“History of Occupational Medicine” in Introduction to Occupational and Environmental Health

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654
  • Fax: 303.398.1452

 

Locations

  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

Patient Ratings

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.
 

Provider showed concern
4.6

Friendliness
4.7

Spoke using clear language
4.8

Provider explained things clearly
4.7

Amount of time spent with you
4.7

Provider included you in decisions
4.7

Confidence in your doctor
4.7

Likelihood of recommending this provider
4.7
 

Comments

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National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2021
Have no complaints or problems with Dr. Pacheco.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2021
She's the best of the best. I wouldn't want to see anyone else for my [condition]. She's intelligent, and compassionate. Easy to discuss my allergy problem with her and she takes the time to really listen and to seek accurate information and provide answers

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2021
*Karin Pacheco is a rock star. She was very firm and very intelligent. She didn't talk down to me and was very thorough.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2021
Extremely positive experience. Felt very hopeful that the problems could be identified and resolved.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2021
I only have good stay.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
Dr. Pacheko was awesome. She is very knowledgable and thorough. Plus, she takes the time to listen to the patient and explain in detail the results. She is doing important work for any perspective implant patient who is concerned about metal allergies.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
Dr. Karin Pacheco is the best Doctor I've ever been associated with. I've been seeing her for more than 25 yrs. She cares about me and my health. I have only Great things to say about her. Thank you.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
*Dr. Pacheco is a pleasure to work with very personable. Most helpful and (GREAT) listener.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
have no comment everything was good

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2021
Dr. Pacheco asked numerous questions to get to know me and my situation. She was very professional, empathetic and extremely knowledgeable.

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